The S60’s powertrain might not be as characterful as that of a BMW M340i or a Mercedes-AMG C43, but it has merit – particularly from a fleet driver’s perspective. With a CO2 rating of 48g/km and benefit-in-kind tax at just 16% (dropping to 14% next April), this S60 would tempt those after a fast and engaging company car that, comparably speaking, won’t cost the earth to tax.

Its 27-mile electric range should mean you save money at the pumps, too. We saw an average of 33.9mpg – some way off its WLTP-certified 104.5mpg – but the return you’d see would depend entirely on use.

Forecasters don’t expect the high purchase price to deliver relatively favourable residual values for this top-of-range S60

Standard equipment is generous, but it’s also worth noting that, as a plug-in hybrid, the Volvo is expensive to buy – and that high purchase price has as big an influence on BIK tax liability as anything. A BMW 330e is nearly £20,000 cheaper in its most basic form.

What Car? New car buyer marketplace - Volvo S60

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